Eighteen performing arts organizations in Silicon Valley are coming together to cooperatively raise funds during Giving Tuesday's national day of giving.
Each year these organizations create art & entertainment for 215,200 audience members and employ 167 staff members and 1,774 artists. The arts and culture sectors in California typically contribute $185.5 billion to our economy.
Live performance is a magical thing. It holds a mirror up to the collective human experience and allows a room full of strangers to believe, together.
While many businesses have had the ability to return to some type of normalcy, live theaters are still closed. The Covid-19 crisis has brought us a surprise 8-month-long intermission. We’re still finding ways to be creative with new online content and fresh ideas, but we’ll be the first ones to say, “It’s not the same.”
Today, Giving Tuesday, we ask for your help.
Art is essential and needs to be on the other side of this. We cannot, and will not, survive without support from generous benefactors. Every dollar is one step closer to a guarantee of a vibrant, healthy, artistic community once we can all safely gather again.
All donations received today will be split equally amongst these 18 companies. We can only continue to push through to Act 2 if the whole cast is here.
Each organization has pledged to use 100% of today’s gifts to pay our individual artists, many of whom have been unable to work during the pandemic.
We care about each other and we care about you. We’re only as strong as our community.
The show must go on.